WWI

German Military Superiority / Barbarism

  • The cultural significance of the invasion of Belgium and German treatment of “neutral” countries

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/battles/

imgres.jpg Otto von Bismark

Bismark: “If a European war erupts, it’s going to be because of some damn thing in the Balkans.”

search.jpg Franz Ferdinand’s Tunic

We’re going to listen to a short section of a podcast about the shooting of Franz Ferdinand 10:00 – 23:30

The Schleiffen Plan

Alfred von Schlieffen 1833-1913

It was formulated by Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen in 1905/6. German historians have blamed its poor results on the man who implemented it, Helmuth von Moltke, who was fired from his position as Chief of the German General Staff after the Battle of the Marne.

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Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916)

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